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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Had dinner with intrepid group after reading about what they offer to the local community and street kids.enjoyed the food and history behind it.lovely evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Jake S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had dinner with intrepid group after reading about what they offer to the local community and street kids.enjoyed the food and history behind it.lovely evening

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our group of three dined here recently. We ordered 3 dishes to share and were expecting a high standard as we had eaten here on a previous trip. The yellow noodles with pork was good but we have eaten better from street stalls. The fried rice with chicken in claypot sounded great but was rather bland. The best dish by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

With all of the great reviews I though the food would have been slightly better, however, it was still good and offered good value for District 1. We got there for the restaurant opening, however,it filled very quickly. If visiting it would be a good idea to get there early. The staff were very nice and friendly. I would certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Set in a cosy upstairs room, Huong Lai is a good cause that fulfils its purpose well. Get there early (or book ahead) if you want a table as the room is small (opens 6pm, was full by 6.30). The staff, formally disadvantaged youths, are professional, friendly and know their stuff. The food is delicious, home style Vietnamese and very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Go here for nice atmosphere and the great concept.. Not particularly for the food which is somewhat bland. Prices for two mains, water and two glasses of wine was about 550,000 dong

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We chose this place based on it's 4.7 rating and it being close to our hotel. Whilst place itself was comfortable, clean and of 4 star rating, and the service was fantastic, with a couple of highly engaged staff with a good grasp of English, the food was regrettably neither authentic nor consistent in quality. Our spring rolls had no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We read the TA reviews and decided to experience the cuisine. This turned out to be one of our best meals in HCMC during our one week visit. I strong encourage tourists to have their first Vietnamese meal here to set the benchmark for robust flavours and quality service. The staff were well trained, polite and efficient in ensuring that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place has a great atmosphere , wonderful Vietnamese food and the staff couldn't be more helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We read about this place on TA and decided to go and find it as the reviews were so good and we were not disappointed. If you are staying in HCMC then its well worth the trouble to find it and eat here. We were is Vietnam for 15 days and the meal we had here was one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There's too much to write home about the food. Just about every dish in their standard lunch set rocked! Even the usually hard to redefine 'kangkong leaves' shot up our taste buds with a dip in the sauce. The beef was sweet and tender. The mushrooms pretty darn good. Ice water even tasted fresher. Service and ambience there was very... More 

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Additional Information about Huong Lai

Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?